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Jobs and volunteer opportunities

Before applying for jobs, please refer to information for applicants.
All posts are for employment with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) located at their central offices based at Friends House in Euston, London unless described otherwise.

Job opportunities at Friends House, Euston;

  • Project Development Officer - closing date: 9 am, 8 January 2015
  • Assistant Events Booking & Invoicing Coordinator - closing date: 11 January 2015
  • Bookshop Manager, Quaker Centre - closing date: 9 am, 21 January 2015

Volunteer opportunities at Friends House, Euston:

  • Political Advocacy Volunteer - closing date: 18 December 2014
  • Quaker Centre Volunteer

Volunteer opportunity at Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria;

  • Swarthmoor Hall Volunteers

Please scroll below for more information. If you wish to apply for more than one vacancy please send a separate application form for each.


Project Development Officer
Recording Clerks Office


SALARY – £18,478 per annum pro rata (FTE £30,797 per annum)
CONTRACT – 6 month fixed term
HOURS – Part time, 21 hours per week, flexible (some home-based working may be possible)
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, NW1

We are seeking a Project Development Officer to provide support for the Recording Clerks Office and in particular to help develop and deliver specific time limited projects. This is an ideal role for someone who enjoys working with people to help them develop ideas. You are well-organised, and can arrange a meeting from start to finish. You can write briefing papers and project proposals. You are flexible, willing to turn your attention to different types of project.

You should have strong interpersonal and organisational skills and be able to work independently. Ability to maintain high standards of work under pressure and balance competing priorities is a must. You will be hard working, pro-active and a team player. You should have excellent written skills and you should also be able to work with budgets by preparing, monitoring and managing. You should have proven experience in successful project delivery.

CLOSING DATE – 9 am, Thursday 8 January 2015
INTERVIEWS – Thursday 15 January 2015

Application Pack


Assistant Events Booking & Invoicing Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
Friends House Hospitality


SALARY – £25,225 per annum
CONTRACT – 1 Year Fixed Term Contract
HOURS – Full time, 35 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, NW1

This role will provide support for generation of sales, through processing of conference enquiries and bookings within the sales and events team. Key responsibilities will include interacting with customers via telephone and email to make bookings and ensure customers are invoiced timely & correctly.

This is the ideal role for a dedicated candidate with proven sales experience in a venue of comparative size (i.e. conference venue or a hotel) to work in a well established organization with strong values and employee retention.

The desirable qualification for this role is an NVQ level three or equivalent (in sales and business administration) with experience in a similar role working within an events & room bookings department. The role also requires the candidate to have excellent communication skills (both written and spoken), high level of accuracy in numeracy and administrative tasks and a commitment to working within the values of the organization.

CLOSING DATE – Sunday 11 January 2015
INTERVIEWS – Wednesday 21 January 2014

Application Pack


Bookshop Manager, Quaker Centre
Quaker Life


SALARY – £30,797 per annum
CONTRACT – 1 year fixed term
HOURS – 35 hours per week, full time
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1

An exciting opportunity to manage a small independent bookshop in a prime site in central London. We are looking for someone with retail experience and strong sympathy with Quaker work and values.

The post holder will provide day-to-day management and oversight of the Quaker Centre bookshop. They will work with us to further develop our retail offer, reviewing and developing current processes and making recommendations for the future role of the bookshop.

CLOSING DATE – 9 am, Wednesday 21 January 2015
INTERVIEWS – Friday 30 January 2015

Application Pack


Political Advocacy Volunteer
Communications and Services


Voluntary, travel expenses paid

Are you interested in politics? Do you have around 10-14 hours a month to spare? We have an opportunity for someone interested in UK politics to volunteer with the advocacy work of Britain Yearly Meeting. The role involves monitoring contact with parliamentarians and maintaining records of debates and correspondence. A chance to learn more about Quakers and politics! Open to Friends or those in close sympathy with the Religious Society of Friends.

Information To Apply


Quaker Centre Volunteer
Quaker Life


Voluntary, travel expenses paid

What kind of role involves listening and responding to Quakers and other visitors from around the country and abroad, some seeking work or a home or a place to share their burdens? What role might also include eldering a meeting, arranging flowers, clearing tables, taking deliveries, shelving, sorting, replenishing leaflet displays, counting, packing, stock control, making up book orders, pricing, or mailing out large numbers of Quaker periodicals and newsletters to Friends? Where, sometimes, might you be expected simply to sit and wait?
Being a Quaker centre volunteer at Friends House involves all this.

Information To Apply


House Tour Guides
Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria


Voluntary, travel expenses paid

Swarthmoor Hall is a historic house known as the ‘cradle of Quakerism’. The house is open to the public four afternoons a week throughout the year and for group tours at other times by appointment. We are looking for Friends who live within travelling distance of the Hall who are interested in acting as a tour guide. We do not necessarily need a regular commitment of hours. We do hope to develop a pool of volunteers who we will train as tour guides for our visitors both adults and children.

Volunteer Enrolment Form